Saturday, June 27, 2015
Remembering Helen Keller
Activist and author Helen Keller became deaf and blind due to a high fever as a toddler. After learning sign language from her teacher Anne Sullivan, Keller was the first deaf and blind person to be awarded a bachelor's degree in the United States. Today, June 27, is unofficially known as Helen Keller Day (the anniversary of her birth in 1880), as proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. Having led a productive life despite her challenges, Helen Keller is an inspiration for people with and without disabilities. To learn more about her and the commemoration of her birthday, go to http://www.biography.com/people/helen-keller-9361967#social-activism and http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/helen-keller-day.